What Women Need To Know About Managing Their Money In Their 50s

Their names are hard to keep straight, but they will keep you between the lines and even brake for you. And more tech is coming.

When buying a new car it’s easy to get bamboozled by so-called “specs”. There’s so much jargon it’s difficult to know what’s important: From cylinders, displacement, kilowatts, torque, transmission and cargo volume to turning circle. Throw in an array of acronyms — like ESC, ABS, AEB, LSS to BSM — and it’s no wonder many of us throw up our hands when purchasing a new vehicle, and say: “Whatevs. I’ll just buy the red car”.

It pays, however, to know your car’s safety features. They not only help you, the driver, survive a crash, but hopefully avoid one altogether.

So, here are some terms and tech you shouldn’t overlook when buying a new vehicle.

The Trailblazers: The 3 Female Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in 2021 (and beyond)

Their names are hard to keep straight, but they will keep you between the lines and even brake for you. And more tech is coming.

When buying a new car it’s easy to get bamboozled by so-called “specs”. There’s so much jargon it’s difficult to know what’s important: From cylinders, displacement, kilowatts, torque, transmission and cargo volume to turning circle. Throw in an array of acronyms — like ESC, ABS, AEB, LSS to BSM — and it’s no wonder many of us throw up our hands when purchasing a new vehicle, and say: “Whatevs. I’ll just buy the red car”.

It pays, however, to know your car’s safety features. They not only help you, the driver, survive a crash, but hopefully avoid one altogether.

So, here are some terms and tech you shouldn’t overlook when buying a new vehicle.

Savvy Ways to Boost Your Super In Collaboration With Verve Super

We often think of Super as a ‘savings’ account that we can’t access. Our employers add our super contributions to our account, and we don’t think too much about it until we hit retirement. But, the decisions we make in our 20s, 30s and 40s can have a huge impact on the money we’ll have available when we retire. It can be the difference between surviving and thriving for future you.

The Stella Women Series Featuring Motoring Expert Elise Elliott

Elise was the perfect fit for our Stella Expert Series. Aside from being a game-changer in the motoring world, Elise is the epitome of a Stella Woman: She’s driven (excuse the pun), a master in her field and just an all-round legend.

We sat down with Elise to chat about her career, balancing motherhood and her favourite car career moments thus far.

It’s Our First Birthday – See How We Stella-brated!

It’s our first birthday and to Stella-brate we set our incredible GM Renee Cosgrave the (impossible?) challenge to share the highlights from our first year in business with you in just one minute. Let’s do this!

The Stella Women Series Featuring Jess and Chandel. The Powerhouse Duo Behind Ladies Talk Money

Traditionally, society has told women that money; the business of earning it, investing it, being in charge of it, and mastering it, is the domain of men. From investing to super, negotiating fair remuneration packages to simply talking about money, the world hasn’t acknowledged that women play an important part in financial conversations.

As a result, harmful gender stereotypes continue to flourish, wreaking havoc on women’s financial confidence and perpetuating a sexist status quo. And, with 8 in 10 women reporting they feel uncomfortable talking about money, Jess and Chandel from Ladies Talk Money thought it was well and truly time to ask: who benefits? Who benefits from our collective silence and discomfort? Who benefits from women having less knowledge, money and power? It certainly isn’t women…and frankly, Jess and Chandel have decided it’s time for women to get back in the driver’s seat and take control of their financial futures.

Money-Saving Car Hacks to Cut the Cost When You’re Buying a Car

Cropped shot of a young woman relaxing on the hood of her car on a road trip

Aussie TV Presenter Liv Phyland has a genuine passion for promoting and fostering positive health and wellness in teen girls. Before getting her first job in TV 11 years ago, Liv completed an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and then became a Qualified Health Coach after studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During her years on ABC3 and The Loop, Liv was inundated with messages concerning well-being. Issues including; eating disorders, mental illness, stress, study, work-life balance and more. It was then Liv and her BFF Teigan Nash, set out on a mission to help equip females with the tools and confidence they need to navigate these, at times, extremely challenging but formative years. With that… Girls Who Glow was born!

The Stella Series Featuring Lydia Bradey

This month we sat down with the incredible Lydia Bradey, who at 27 years of age became the first woman in the world to climb Mt Everest without oxygen in 1988 (only 6 women since have gone on to complete this incredible feat).

May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Let’s Stop it from the Start

As parents and adults, we only want the best for our children and the next generation as a whole. But this is an unnerving time in history for everyone. During the pandemic, we saw Domestic Violence quadruple, with women and children stuck at home with no relief. We saw the burning question of consent in school’s playout as 200,000 school students signed petitions for consent to be taught at a younger age and many of those students (mostly female) came forward with their own harrowing stories of sexual assault at the hands of their male “friends” or boys they knew from neighbouring schools. With the facts and statistics so readily available it is time to ask yourself if you could be doing more to understand the cycle of violence and in turn teaching the next generation about the importance of self-control, consent and speaking up when you see toxic masculinity.

What the Budget Means for Women in Australia

Group of activists with holding hands protesting in the city. Rebellions doing demonstration on the street holding hands.

On Tuesday, May 11th the Federal Government handed down its latest and highly anticipated, budget. Last year, we saw the government spend big on tax cuts, infrastructure and encouraging business spending, with the challenges facing women in the midst of the pandemic almost entirely left off the agenda.

This time around, things are slightly brighter for women in Australia. Childcare subsidies, greater investment in domestic violence support and amended super rules are some of the key changes helping to improve women’s economic security.

But has the government gone far enough to redress gender inequality in Australia? Let’s find out.

Brilliant Hacks That Will Make Cleaning Your Car A Breeze

I once had a boyfriend who spilled an Egg Flip Big M milk all over my Ford Laser (yes, an eggnog flavoured milk drink is a thing). I never forgave him; neither for choosing Egg Flip as a flavour nor for the spillage as I took a quick right into a small street. Look, I don’t cry over spilt milk but let’s just say the stink lasted longer than the bloke did!

So, what are the best methods for removing stale smells and unsightly stains from your car?

The Practical Steps We Can All Take to Rebalance The Mental Load

Relaxed young woman sitting on the floor at home listening to music

Running a household doesn’t only involve scrubbing bathrooms, cooking meals and folding laundry. The act of organising, planning and remembering to do these tasks is an enormous job in itself.

The mental load is a concept that’s risen in prominence in recent years, and with good reason. The cognitive strain of keeping track of a never-ending to-do list is a gendered burden that continues to be lumped on women.

So, what are the impacts of the mental load on outcomes for women? And, most importantly, what practical steps can we take at home, at work and at a policy level to redress this gendered inequality?